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Jordanians, governments and intelligence

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The hardships of life in Jordan have become even more difficult. Coupled with the country’s economic and financial woes, this means that the majority of Jordanians cannot occupy themselves with which ministers have left the government and which have joined, or who was given senior positions in the Royal Court and who was dismissed. The names of these individuals are mentioned, favoured or criticised only in discussions amongst journalists, the elites and current and former politicians.

There has now been a third cabinet reshuffle within a year, announced a few days ago. It was made with apparent resentment from the majority of the figures involved, while barely any Jordanian citizens paid it any attention.

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According to six polls for the Arab Opinion Index conducted by the Arab Centre for Research and Policy Studies, Jordanians generally lack confidence in their governments; 41 per cent do not trust the government at all. Obviously, the good reputation of current Prime Minister Omar Al-Razzaz and the optimism when he took office did not help him much in the face of losses in recent months that have reduced his popularity and damaged his positive image. The ordinary performance of the government and lack of achievements, as well as its inability to........

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